Chippendale-Style Carved Mahogany Four-Post Bed
mid-19th century and later, with finely carved cluster-column foot posts and simple square tapered posts at the head end, joined by a flat panel headboard with a pierced and scroll-carved tester frame.
h. 103", inside w. 52", l. 78", outside w. 59", l. 84"
In good "as found" condition.
The wooden surfaces exhibit normal mars, abrasions, scrapes, rubbing and wear consistent with age and
The rails and posts join together firmly at their bolted interface. The side rails have been extended with a
splice in the middle. The tester frame has a similar size extension at its back abutting the head posts. No
Caster missing from one head post.
The tester frame retains bed hangings along its perimeter. There is no central cloth canopy presently.
There is a missing rod for hangings, probably hollow brass, between the two head posts.